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The American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy (AAOA) represents over 2,700 Board-certified otolaryngologists and health care providers. Otolaryngology, frequently referred to as Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT), uniquely combines medical and surgical expertise to care for patients with a variety of conditions affecting the ears, nose, and throat, as well as commonly related conditions. AAOA members devote part of their practice to the diagnosis and treatment of allergic disease. The AAOA actively supports its membership through education, research, and advocacy in the care of allergic patients.

"Advance the comprehensive management of allergy and inflammatory disease in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery through training, education, and advocacy."

ADVOCACY UPDATES

HHS Attestation Update

As AMA reported in the AMA Advocacy Update of May 22, HHS announced that providers need to…

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CARES Act and Public Health Emergency Funds Allocation

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced how it plans to allocate the…

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CARES Act Provider Relief Fund Additional Information

AMA Updates on CARES Act Today the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) provided…

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Changes in MACRA

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Before the close of 2017, all physicians must take action to avoid the 4 percent cut that will be assessed in 2019 for not participating in the new Quality Payment Program (QPP) authorized by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA).  Read More

CMS Announces Changes in MACRA Implementation Timeline. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced major changes to the implementation of the Medicare Access and CHIP Re-authorization (MACRA).
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Upcoming Dates

07/15/20: Call for Scientific Papers
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09/11/20: Membership Application Deadline to be voted in at the 2020 Annual Meeting and to be eligible for AAOA Member Rate (FREE) for the 2020 Annual Meeting Learn more

12/01/20: Research Grant Cycle
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04/01/21: Fellow Exam Application Deadline
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06/01/21: Research Grant Cycle
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06/26/21: Membership Application Deadline to be eligible for AAOA Member rate for the 2021 Basic Course

EDUCATION

On Demand Content!

Register now  for the Core Allergy & Rhinology Concepts: Age of Pandemics and Beyond that is still available on demand! It is a great value for rebooting and training returning or new staff. Core Allergy offers what you need to help refresh or add allergy to your practice — everything from the clinical science to the basics of allergy from a better understanding of testing techniques, vial prep, and dose calculations to other practical implications. Core Rhinology encompassed the highly sought after rhinology content from our former IAR program.  Read More

IFAR

IFAR Impact Factor: 2.454

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IFAR Featured Content: COVID-19 - Free Access
Endonasal instrumentation and aerosolization risk in the era of COVID‐19: simulation, literature review, and proposed mitigation strategies . Read More

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Changes in Managing Practices

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Working together with AAOA staff, volunteer leadership and members will enable us to have a positive impact on our members’ practices.

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Live and Online CME

Core Allergy and Rhinology Concepts: Age of Pandemics and Beyond
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2020 AAOA Annual Meeting
October 24-29, 2020
Now Virtual
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AAOA Clinical Insights
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USP 797 Online Module
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2021 Basic Course in Allergy & Immunology
July 15-17 | Seattle, WA

News and Updates

Earn CME Credit in Upcoming Activity Titled: The Role Of Biologics for the Treatment of Chronic Rhinosinusitis with Nasal Polyps

Release Date: August 14, 2020; Expiration Date: August 13, 2021 Nasal polyps impact an estimated…

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The New AAOA Mission Statement

From the AAOA President, Aplen Patel, MD, FAAOAI hope this message finds you healthy and…

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College Allergy Symptoms Treatment Back to Shcool

PRACTICE RESOURCES

AAOA Practice Resource Tool Kit

The American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy (AAOA) Practice Resource Tool Kit is intended as a guide to help AAOA members integrate allergy into their otolaryngology practice and to continually improve on this integration as new information, regulations, and resources become available.

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USP General Chapter <797> News. Media Fill Test Kit

Implementation of the new USP General Chapter <797> Pharmaceutical Compounding — Sterile Preparations is still postponed.  In March, the Appeals Panel convened to deliberate and evaluate the appeals.  After deliberation, the both General Chapters <797> and <795> (non-sterile preparation) were remanded to the Compounding Expert Committee with recommendations for further engagement on the issues raised concerning beyond-use date provisions.

What does this mean?  It means the current 2008 revision of General Chapter <797> remains in effect.  The Appeals Panel did not determine that the chapters require revision, but noted that the issues raised in the appeal warrant additional dialogue and consideration.  The Compounding Expert Committee will determine the appropriateness of future revisions, if any.

Given the above, we do not expect any changes to the allergy component of the pending update.  We will continue to monitor USP and its Compounding Expert Committee efforts to keep you informed.

In the meantime, the AAOA has worked to develop resources and tools to help you meet the compliance criteria outlined in the pending chapter.

Last Fall, we released our USP General Chapter <797> Sterile Allergen Extract Compounding Online Module to help you and your practice meet the compounding personnel criteria. USP <797> requires personnel to demonstrate proficiency in knowledge of principles and skills for sterile compounding every 12 months and to document training and competency.   Partnering with Area9 and its adaptive learning platform, the AAOA’s online module is a great tool to help assure you can meet and document the proficiency defined in USP <797>.  Because it is based on adaptive learning, module participants will succeed through the learning process.  So it is a great tool to help learn about sterile compounding as well as document proficiency.

AAOA has also partnered with Valiteq to offer kits as a special AAOA member rate to meet the media fill and gloved fingertip testing requirements. Each kit, currently defined as Allerteq A1CDI, consists of the media fill test, the gloved fingertip test kit with 6 contact plates, 2-week incubation process, 1-week growth promotion, and a written report at 4 weeks.  AAOA members will get a 15% discount on the kits.  The kits list for $200 and AAOA members will pay $170 plus shipping. View what’s in the kit.

While the implementation dates for the new USP General Chapter <797> are still undefined, AAOA’s resources are available for you and your staff as you position your practice to meet the new guidance.

AAOA’s USP General Chapter <797> Sterile Allergen Extract Compounding Online Module

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How To Order Valiteq Media Fill Test Kit

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